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Pvt Jesse Calvin Fincher Dorman
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1837
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jul. 12, 1920
Etowah County
Alabama, USA

Jesse is the son of Wiley D. Dorman and Elmina Jones Dorman. Jesse enlisted in Company I, 2nd Louisiana Infantry in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 9, 1861. He was wounded at Manassas, Virginia on August 30, 1862 and was listed as absent on wounded furlough in November/December 1862. He was admitted to Receiving and Wayside Hospital or General Hospital No. 9, Richmond, Virginia on February 22, 1864 with an unknown ailment. He was wounded in the scrotum and captured at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on May 19, 1864. He was admitted to Lincoln U.S.A. Hospital, Washington, D.C. on May 29, 1864. He was transferred to Old Capital Prison, Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1864 and was transferred to Elmira prison, Elmira, New York on July 25, 1864. He was paroled and tranferred to James River, Virginia on February 25, 1865.

July 28, 1920 issue of The LaFayette Sun (Chambers County, Alabama)

In Memory of Uncle Jesse Dorman

Uncle Jesse Dorman, as we, his friends here, always called him, passed away from this earthly dwelling place at his home in Altoona, Ala., July 12, 1920.

Uncle Jesse C. Dorman was born July 23, 1837, in Chambers County, Alabama, making his age 82 years, 11 months and 19 days - a very ripe old age. And I can truthfully say his many days here on earth were spent in such a way that his life still lives with us in our memory.

Uncle Jesse was married to Miss M. A. A. Abernathy October 17, 1865, making their happy stay here on earth together in their sweet little home 55 years next October, and without a doubt they were a happy old couple in deed and in truth. They were so devoted to each other, and though God never blessed them with children, they were very fond of children, and the absence of Uncle Jesse seems to us, who were near to h is home during his last years, as a father taken from among us, for to know Uncle Jesse was to love him. Although we miss Uncle Jesse and our loss is great, our loss here is only Heaven's gain throughout the ages of eternity.

Uncle Jesse leaves a widow - known among us as Aunt Addie - to mourn his loss. Only a little while and she, too, will be with Uncle Jesse in Heaven, and oh, how happy they will be.

Uncle Jesse was conscious of his death and begged his dear wife, Aunt Addie, not to grieve after him, for he would be at rest and she, too, would soon come to him.

Friends who read this, I can say for myself in behalf of Aunt Addie and all of Uncle Jesse's relatives and friends that I never witnessed a more beautiful and more real going to sleep - not a natural sleep, but a spiritual one - as I did in the departure of Uncle Jesse. He was willing, submissive, and ready for the summons, nothing in his way at all. He called his dear companion from the kitchen where she was preparing breakfast on the morning before he died in the afternoon and took her by the hand and bade her good-bye, saying that he was going to leave her for a short while.

The words he uttered before he passed out will ever live after him and will ring throughout our lives - the words that Jesus uttered on the cross:
"Behold thy mother -
She has taught me."

Oh, such beautiful words and such a sweet consolation we have that Uncle Jesse is not dead, but only sleeping in Jesus. Aunt Addie knows where he is - she is trusting in the same God to help her bear her troubles and He truly is, for she could never bear them alone.

Uncle Jesse also left three aged sisters to mourn his departure. They are residing in Chambers County.

Uncle Jesse served four years in the Civil War. He was a brave a true soldier, always ready to obey the command. He received three wounds which followed him to the grave, but he is gone now where his wounds are healed and where there are no more wars or troubles of any kind.

Uncle Jesse was also a good and faithful soldier for the Lord, professing religion 65 years ago, uniting with the Missionary Baptist Church at Rock Springs, Chambers county, and in 1890 he was ordained deacon of Harmony Church, Blount County, remaining so until death. Uncle Jesse was a faithful Christian. Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist Church, Altoona, Ala., by Brother Humphry. The remains were laid to rest at the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Let us all strive to meet Uncle Jesse in Heaven.

Written by loving friends,
Mrs. Vinie Hopper and
Mrs. Nora L. Thompson.

Family links: 
  Wiley D. Dorman (1798 - 1872)
  Elmina Jones Dorman (1814 - 1907)
  Martha Ann Adeline Abernathy Dorman (1844 - 1940)*
  Green Washington Dorman (1820 - 1907)**
  James Monroe Dormon (1824 - 1880)**
  Sarah Ann Dorman Wilson (1827 - 1871)**
  Susan Ann Dorman May (1829 - 1869)**
  Nancy Caroline Dorman Higgins (1833 - 1859)*
  Allen Dorman (1835 - 1908)*
  Jesse Calvin Fincher Dorman (1837 - 1920)
  William Monroe Dorman (1840 - 1862)*
  William Leonard Dorman (1842 - 1901)*
  Sanford Mitchell Dorman (1844 - 1844)*
  Edna Ann Dorman Bonner (1848 - 1933)*
  Henry Rudolph Dorman (1850 - 1912)*
  Elmina Catherine "Kate" Dorman Gaylord (1852 - 1931)*
  Louisa Cordelia "Delia" Dorman Lawson (1854 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
Altoona-Walnut Grove Cemetery
Etowah County
Alabama, USA
Created by: John Nash
Record added: Nov 09, 2007
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In honor of your service in the Confederate States Army. Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No. 1921 - The Tallassee Armory Guards.
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- Georgia Girl
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Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
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